Wednesday, September 17, 2008

For Immediate Release

Museum District on Caroline Street

Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Reopens Thursday, September 18, with Free Admission through Sunday, September 21

Main campus buildings, including the MFAH film auditorium, shop, and Cafe Express, all accessible to visitors

Glassell Studio School classes resume Thursday, September 18; Junior School resumes Monday, September 22; MFAH house museums reopen next week

Houston, September 17, 2008 – The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, will reopen to the public Thursday, September 18. Admission will be free for Thursday through Sunday, September 21.

Both gallery buildings on the museum’s main campus, at Bissonnet and Main, including the museum’s Brown Auditorium Theater, shop, and its Cafe Express restaurant, will be available to visitors. In addition, screenings for the museum’s film program, including the films of Italian director Pupi Avati – hosted by Avati in a special appearance – and two screenings of The Black List: Volume One, will proceed as scheduled along with Avati films canceled last weekend because of the hurricane. A host of family programs will also be presented throughout the weekend. Regular museum operating hours will be in place, with the exception of Thursday, September 18, when the museum closes at 5 p.m. rather than 9 p.m.

Glassell School of Art day and evening classes resume Thursday, September 18; the Junior School resumes Monday, September 22. The MFAH house museums, Rienzi and Bayou Bend, will reopen next week; Rienzi on Wednesday, September 24, and Bayou Bend, slated for Friday, September 26, pending clean-up of the gardens and grounds.


CosmoPolitician said...

ha! my friend took that exact same shot!

BTW Caroline Collective is open for Business. The'll be having a get together tonight (thursday) BYOB called Open Spirits Open Mic. more info at

Hope you and all your readers are doing well and hanging in there!